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Alimentarium Food Museum

Quai Perdonnet - CP 13, Vevey 1800 , Switzerland
41 21 924 41 11
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Vevey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The Nestlé company's tribute to food, including its production, preservation and consumption.
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We have visited this museum several times. Our children when younger enjoyed the interactive exhibits. These days we enjoy the various displays and the exhibitions which change every few months but we also have a go on some of the interactive exhibits ourselves. The museum has its own restaurant and as one enters through the kitchen garden one can see... More

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Los Angeles, California
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73 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Unless you're working on your thesis on food, you might find this a little dull. We took the audio guide, but stopped listening to it after 15 minutes. It had some interesting information, but it was too boring to have to listen to all of it to glean the interesting info. I enjoyed looking at the cooking utensils and pots/pans... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I got the feeling that Food is just an excuse to advertise Nestlé company. It was raining and we where with a couple of friends with a son who's 1 year old. As it was lunch time for the baby, we went to the restaurant (self service) of the museum to get 4 drinks and sit on a table to... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There is lots to do. The exhibits are interactive and educational. Four floors of food history and food processing and nutritional education. The gardens outside are amazing. They had artichokes that had gone to bloom.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I was amazed by the size of it It was huge and shiny very amazing I loved the small chairs installed between the rocks it gave me an opportunity to take good photos of me and my family

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very nice museum with many interesting thing, pictures, information and interactive games and tests. Good for adult as well as for children. For example machine gives you some pill and you have to recognise right taste. We spend there over two hours.

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Vevey, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

There's a changing temporary exhibition and also permanent exhibition, all based on food: history, nutrition, trade, etc. Many aspects of the museum are geared towards children with interactive points and workshops. Many school come her. True, it is run by the local food industry company in an attempt to be cultural and social.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The Alimentarium is a museum about all aspects of food as consumption. Simple but convincing exhibits about packaging, changing consumption patterns, food production. One hour workshops in a fully equipped kitchen under the guidance of a real chef. Children until 12 are welcome in the Junior space; starting at 9 kids can participate in adult workshops. Museum entry for free... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A giant stainless steel fork is stuck in the lake. Just behind is the Museum. If you have the Swiss Rail Pass, there's no entrance fee and it's worth a quick look. We had lunch outside on the picnic tables and just sit by the lake and enjoyed the view of the fork with the Swiss alps behind it.

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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We went here in January 2014 and were very disappointed. You are charged for entrance into what is really a promotion for Nestle products and a very poor one at that. Very boring museum with very little in it and terrible effort on the part of Nestle! At the very least you would think you would get a few Nestle... More

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